Sham cancer charities to pay for bilking donors

RALEIGH — Four phony charities that claimed to fight cancer allegedly took $187 million in donations, including $1 million from consumers in North Carolina, but did little or nothing to help cancer victims, according to Attorney General Roy Cooper and Secretary of State Elaine F....

Why are we eating out more?

You Decide by Mike Walden A milestone was set in our collective personal spending in January of this year. For the first time, Americans spent more on eating out than on eating in. Specifically, we spent $50.475 billion eating in restaurants and other food outlets that month,...

Wake Forest police reports — Week of June 11, 2015

Reported May 25-June 6. Arrests •Paulina Consuelo Riemesch, 46, 10014 Ligon Mill Road, was arrested at home and charged with writing a worthless check. She was served with a criminal summons and released. June 7, 9:47 a.m. •Alexis Dominique Williams, 26, 137 Brady Trail,...

Rolesville police reports — June 11, 2015

Reported May 25-June 11. Editor’s note: Rolesville Police Department does not provide bond information. Arrests •Eriq Takoy Jones IV, 24, 800 Shannon Drive, Chapel Hill, was arrested at Cary Towne Blvd., Cary, and charged with failure to appear on possession of marijuana. May 30,...

Franklin County Sheriff’s reports — Week of June 11, 2015

Reported June 1-7. Arrests •Willie Morris Perry Jr., 21, 43 Sneeds Way, Franklinton, was arrested at home and charged with motor vehicle theft. He was taken to jail and held on $5,000 bond. June 7, 1:05 a.m. •Danny Collier, 48, 1359 Sutton Road, Louisburg, was arrested at home...

Police ask for help to find three people

WAKE FOREST — The Wake Forest Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying three individuals wanted for questioning in two separate incidents. The first individual is wanted for questioning in connection with a breaking and entering to a motor vehicle and...
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With projects, comes traffic

Development presents positives along with concerns. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — At  Tuesday’s planning board meeting, Shearon Farms resident Chris Peterman made an astute observation about all three projects: They have in common traffic concerns, an issue he said likely affects...
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Manager: Tax hike inevitable; residents protest

by Clellie Allen LOUISBURG — Commissioners got an earful Monday night when more than 100 people filled the meeting room to hear more about the proposed 12-cent tax hike for the upcoming fiscal year. Some 20 residents spoke during the two-hour long public hearing on the budget....
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Corn hole tourney Saturday supports Heritage teen

By Clellie Allen WAKE FOREST — Friends and friends of friends of the Price family  in the Heritage community are hoping something as simple as a corn hole tournament will help lead to something more complex one day — a treatment or even cure for the little-known disease,...
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Lightning causes outages

Some structures damaged by fire after summer squall. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — A series of lightning strikes Monday kept Wake Forest area power crews working to repair damaged equipment and sparked several fire calls in Rolesville and Wake Forest. The higher than usual number...
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Christina Rocha: Honored to serve

Local Profiles by Carol Taber ROLESVILLE — All towns have those civil servants that quietly add to the quality of town life, doing the kind of jobs that, when done well, aren’t usually noticed. Christina Rocha, the civilian administrator support specialist for the Rolesville...
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Four-car collision

WW photo by David Leone Postal worker John Januska, 63, of Raleigh, was cited for failure to reduce speed in a Friday collision that involved four vehicles. Januska’s 1995 Jeep hit a two-day-old Kia SUV, which struck a 2010 Ford which hit a 1990 Honda waiting to turn left onto...
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Fire contained with prompt action

WAKE FOREST — The daughter of Sunflower Studio owner Linda Burrell was minding the 214 E. Jones Street store Friday afternoon when a power pole just outside the studio caught fire. Hannah Burrell quickly called 911 and put water on the lower half of the pole to help control the...

Officers return to duty, SBI investigation not complete

WAKE FOREST — The State Bureau of Investigation is continuing its investigation into the fatal shooting of 18-year-old David William Johnson involving Wake Forest Police Officers David Cohen and Darryl Ragland, Wake Forest Police Information Officer Bill Crabtree said in a...
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Franklinton woman jailed for fraudulent prescriptions

RALEIGH — A Franklinton woman is in jail today for using her family member’s names to obtain fraudulent prescriptions. Jodileigh Kuuipo Yaso Brooks, 33, 543 W. Green St., Franklinton, was arrested at home Tuesday for obtaining hydrocodone by fraud and forgery and trafficking in...
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Bridge out ahead

Forestville Road detour slated to begin July 6. By David Leone WAKE FOREST — “Detour — bridge out ahead.” Drivers beware: Such a sign is slated to appear on Forestville Road at Rogers Road in the near future. A long planned N.C. Department of Transportation project to replace the...
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Delays continue for Rolesville bypass

ROLESVILLE — “Maybe the end of this month (June) or the beginning of next month (July),” is how David Conner with the N.C. Department of Transportation answered, When will the Rolesville U.S. 401 bypass open? Conner, an assistant resident engineer assigned to the Rolesville...
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Blasting scheduled June 3-19

WAKE FOREST — Park Construction of NC Inc., a contractor working on behalf of the City of Raleigh, is slated to conduct blasting operations June 3-19 from Foundation Drive to Rogers Road in the vicinity of the Smith Creek Greenway as part of the Smith Creek Interceptor...
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A fountain of love

By Amy Whitfield WAKE FOREST — The fountain under the gazebo on Southeastern’s campus was dedicated in memory of Dana Alexandra Jordan who died of cancer in 2007 at the age of 14. The memorial for Dana was donated by her grandparents, George and Joan Braswell. George Braswell...
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Gardening workshop for kids

WAKE FOREST — North Carolina State Extension master gardener volunteers of Wake County are available to homeowners every Saturday at the Wake Forest farmers market. Volunteers are on hand to answer questions, identify plants and disease problems and help to make gardening a more...
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Legion looking for next-generation veterans

WAKE FOREST — The American Legion Post 187 of Wake Forest is looking for the next generation of veterans to join its community organization. All eligible veterans may join the cause to help aging veterans and give support to the community. Contact Steve Spellman at...
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Mill converted to apartments in 1995

This Week in History — June 4, 2015 In a recurring feature, The Wake Weekly looks back at what happened this week throughout the years. 1965 •Commencement exercises were held at Rolesville High School — the last class that will graduate from the institution. Next fall students...

Art stroll and workshops in Franklinton

FRANKLINTON — Art stroll in Franklinton, a celebration of the arts and small town community, is today (Thursday). Franklin County Arts Council members are excited about the upcoming art stroll at downtown Franklinton today (Thursday). This marks one year since FCAC began holding...